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North America is the third largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for about eight percent of the world's population. Stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, this northern hemisphere continent includes land forms and climates ranging from Alaskan glaciers to tropical Caribbean islands. Greenland and the Canadian Shield islands and hills are found in the northeast; the Appalachian mountain range runs down the eastern side of the continent, while the Cordillera ranges run down the western side. Between these ranges lie the vast Great Plains, which is often called the Bread Basket of America.
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  • North America Relief Map
    Find a printable relief map of North America, as well as a printable political map and information about travel and tourism within North America.
  • North America Travel Guide
    The continent of North America contains something for everyone, with beaches, islands, big cities, national parks, and plenty of history. Visit this North American travel guide.
  • North America Atlas
    Learn about the continent of North America and find a free printable map along with links to a world atlas and maps of every continent in the world.
  • Map Of North America
    The North American continent includes Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Greenland, the Caribbean islands, and the countries of Central America. Visit this site to view the North America map.
  • History of North America
    The first people to come to the North American continent crossed the Bering Sea from Asia. Visit this North American history and culture overview to learn more about North America.
  • Canada Maps
    Canada borders the United States on the northern side and spans a large portion of North America. Despite the vastness of its size, most Canadian citizens live within 200 miles of the Canadian/US border.
  • Map Of Canada
    Canada is located on the continent of North America. It is bounded by the United States to the south and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Canada is home to ten Provinces and three Territories.
  • Map Of Mexico
    Located on the continent of North America; Mexico is bounded by the USA to the north, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Central America to the southeast.
  • Manitoba
    Learn about the Canadian province of Manitoba and available activities and sights found within the region. You can also find helpful government and tourism links.
  • Bicycle Touring
    North America is a wonderful place for bicycle touring, not only because of its varied terrain, but also because you can find good roads just about anywhere.
  • Central America Map
    Central America is located at the southern-most part of North America, and comprises the 7 nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
  • Cardinal thumbnail Cardinal (Illustration)
    This coloring page depicts a cardinal, a medium-size songbird with a crested head. These robust birds are widespread and abundant in North America. They have strong beaks, eat seeds, and do not migrate long distances.
  • Squash Equipment
    Invented in England early in the 19th century, squash came to North America in 1885. English-speaking countries have tended to dominate championship play.
  • Team Names
    Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League comprise the four major professional sports leagues in North America.

North America News

North America Bibliography

  • Firefly Atlas of North America. Buffalo, NY. Firefly Books. 2006.
  • North America Road Atlas. Greenville, SC. Michelin Travel Publications. 2003.
  • Forshaw, Joseph, et al. Birding. San Francisco, CA. Fog City Press. 1994.
  • Leach, Tam, Stephen Timblin, and Christian Williams. Skiing & Snowboarding in North America. New York, NY. Rough Guides. 2003.
  • Sutherland, Bruce, Drew Campion, and Michael Kew. The Stormrider Guide. Cornwall, England. Low Pressure. 2002.

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